16 February
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Attention visionaries! Make your mark at 175 Marlborough Street | By Rachel Bakish

Attention all renovators and visionaries! Ready to make your mark on Boston’s luxury real estate scene? This 5+ bedroom condo spans 4,171 square feet and has the potential to become one of Back Bay’s grandest penthouses.


You can’t often buy this kind of character and history –  

Built in the mid 1800’s, this property boasts a rich history and maintains some original details, including stunning millwork, hardwood floors, and a grand entry staircase.

Originally a single-family home, 175 Marlborough has been home to as many as 7 apartment units throughout its history.  In 1978, the building was converted to 5 condominiums. Gradually, it worked its way down to 3 condos as it exits today. 



This is not your typical cookie-cutter, white box luxury property. 

Luxury living doesn’t always come in a shiny, new, high-rise package. With nearly  4,200 square feet of living space in this 24’ wide building, the possibilities are many to make this space the envy of Marlborough Street. The ultimate buyer will have their own vision to transform this space into a dynamic and eye opening home.

Ultimately, a comprehensive, no expense spared project would be expected to include a new elevator, redesign of the internal staircases, reconfigured kitchen, bedrooms and baths, as well as the refurbishment of the two roof decks – perhaps adding an outdoor kitchenette on the top floor.  The elevator and stair work will require substantial framing modifications, resulting in a full “gut” renovation. The property is just waiting for the right buyer to bring their vision to life and make their mark on Boston’s luxury real estate scene.

With a little creativity and investment, this property could become one of Boston’s most luxurious penthouses, complete with custom features, top-of-the-line finishes, and a truly unique design.

Want our advice for the cherry on top – or bottom in this case? Purchase this penthouse triplex unit and then track down the smaller grade level home (unit 3) to add garage parking and make this one of the ultimate gems of the Back Bay. 

True luxury real estate in Back Bay with the highest end fixtures and finishes commands upwards of $3,000 per square foot. This home is currently being offered for only $1,247/SF… With the opportunity to add square footage to the existing footprint, this home could be close to 4,500 SF when complete. Such a square footage at a (conservative) $2,000 per square foot value would make the unit worth $9,000,000! Truly, there’s nothing that would be like it within a multi block radius.


Put your stamp on a piece of Boston history! 

This property is a unique opportunity for anyone with a love for luxury living and a vision for creating a truly exceptional home in the most coveted location in Boston. Don’t miss your chance to tackle this potential customization. The number of sales each year on Marlborough Street for comparable homes can be counted on less than one hand. 

Contact Jeff Hamilton today to schedule a tour and explore the potential of this amazing property.